• McKinney-Vento Homeless Information

    Defining Homeless
     The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.

    The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

    • Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
    • Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or campgrounds due to lack of alternative accommodations
    • Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
    • Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
    • Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
    • Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
    • Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
    • Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations

    For more information, please contact the Satsuma City Schools Homeless Liaison, Steve Cochran at 251-380-8200.  A copy of the Satsuma City Schools Homeless Plan can be found here.

    Click here for our Homeless Brochure.  
    Haga clic aquí para ver nuestro folleto para personas sin hogar.